At IF we design, manufacture and distribute innovative consumer products to distributors and retailers in over 70 countries worldwide. If you are hoping to find original and giftable ranges directly from the design source we think you will be glad you found us.
A brief history
- IF was founded in 1996 to produce intelligent consumer products.
- We design our products from the ground up.
- We aim our products at readers and book lovers of all ages.
- We have produced over 100 ranges and sold over 20 million products in 70 countries.
- We supply famous retailers all over the world.
- PRINT + PAPER
Die-cut Stationery, Journals, Sticky Notes and Bookmarks.
- INJECTION MOULDING
Book Holders, Book Rests, Ear Plugs and other gizmos!
Reading Glasses, innovative Magnifiers and Fresnel Lenses.
Bookmarks, Page Markers and Book Ends.
Dictionaries, Book Lights, Illuminated Magnifiers and Reading Lights.
- PICKERING, UK
Customer services, warehousing and distribution.
- FLORENCE, ALABAMA, USA
Customer Services warehousing and distribution.
- HONG KONG
Showroom, Customer Services.
QC and Production teams.
- Our customers are mostly retailers and distributors.
- Broadly, our ranges sell well in Book Stores, Gift Stores, Department Stores and Supermarkets.
- We also sell individual ranges to many other types of retailer including Airlines, Opticians, Pharmacies, Visitor Attractions and Mail Order companies.
Our business model
- We hold stock and operate pick-and-pack wholesale operations in the UK and USA.
- We own production facilities in the UK and USA where we can rework product to customer specifications.
- We offer merchandising services, as do some of our distributors in other territories where possible.
- We have a Hong Kong Showroom and China office.
- We offer direct shipment, quoting FOB pricing for products on a MOQ low margin basis.
- We operate strict compliance testing, QC and factory audits, and we tick all the boxes when it comes to complex and stringent supply terms.
- We are known for imaginative, high quality packaging.
- Most of our product ranges are available with their own purpose built point of sale displays for easy merchandising.
- We produce various co-ordinated product ranges for retailers, merchandised on floor standing displays, aisle ends, queue lines or wall space.
- We can offer valuable EPOS sales information for different retail categories.
Some interesting bits
- We produce licensed products.
- We have 45 staff.
- We have been successful in the UK ‘Gift of the Year’ awards 8 times.
- We publish a full product catalogue.
- We have a trade website.
- We have customer service teams in the UK, USA and HK.
- We offer a high level of personal customer service.
- Several of our key retail and distribution partners have been working with us for over 12 years.
- We are a flexible positive-minded company looking for win-win relationships with our customers.
T: +44 (0) 1751 47 57 57
F: +44 (0) 1751 47 25 55
We attend many home based and international trade shows throughout the year. These events are a perfect opportunity for buyers to get to grips with our gift ranges first hand and is often the platform we use to launch new products or in many instances preview our pre-launch products.
If you are attending a particular show and would like to arrange a meeting with one of our show team, please contact us and we can arrange that for you. We hope to see you soon.
You can see us at the following trade events in 2019:
Paperworld - 26th-29th January - Hall 3.1 Stand C02
Spring Fair - 3rd-7th February - Hall 6-7 Stand 6P01
Hong Kong Gift & Premium Fair - 27th-30th April - Booth 1C-A08
Frankfurt Book Fair - 16th-20th October - Stand details to be confirmed
Atlanta Gift & Home Market - 8th-15th January - Enchanted Moments Bldg. 2 1450
Dallas Trade Market - 16th-22nd January - Anne McGilvray & Co
Las Vegas Market - 28th-31st January - Anne McGilvray & Co Suite C 1090
NY Now - 2nd-6th February - Booth no. 7155
ASD Market Las Vegas - 17th-20th March
Dallas Trade Market - 19th-22nd June - Anne McGilvray & Co
Atlanta Gift & Home Market - 9th-14th July - Enchanted Moments Bldg. 2 1450
Las Vegas Market - 28th July-1st August - Anne McGilvray & Co Suite C 1090
ASD Market Las Vegas - 28th July-1st August
NY NOW/Retail Renaissance - 11th-14th August